I love colorful front doors. My friend and I are on a movement to start a colorful front door trend in our neighborhood. I think that nothing says welcome like the color of your front door. I had recently visited Paris and was inspired by the doors that looked like this.
I came home and decided to paint my front door a bright turquoise. It is important when choosing a paint color for your door, to make sure it compliments the brick or siding color of you house. The brick on my home is a red color, and my siding is cream. I got some paint swatches and decided that this color would go great. This is a picture of how the door started white.
Some painting tips I use: Most of the time I use left over paint I have around my house. The turquoise was from my son's room, the green is from a bathroom. I don't always use an exterior paint because my door is protected and I paint so often. If your door is not protected, use an exterior paint. I use a satin finish. You don't see the brush marks as easily, and I like how smooth it turns out. Basically it is personal preference. I like to paint early in the morning before the sun is shining directly on the door. A foam roller works great to roll and get that sprayed look. Make sure to prep. Sand any areas that are rough, wash the door, and tape around any areas ( I love frog tape). Always remove the hardware. Nothing is worse that paint on hardware. Don't be afraid to paint the front door. Go bold and have fun. After all, it is just paint.